Katelyn Pettit

Katelyn Pettit - Editor

Detroit, MI, United States

Content editor specializing in YA/MG genres. I offer thorough, in-depth critiques to help you perfect your story and characters.

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Overview

I have been a freelance editor for three years, working with authors whose manuscripts fall into the Young Adult and Middle-Grade genres. I love working on novels in their earlier stages, providing thorough, in-depth content edits and editorial assessments on style, consistency, plot, characterization, and structure. I have also copy-edited proofread academic works for undergraduate and graduate students (both native English speakers and non-native English speakers) in a wide variety of subjects, including Ecology, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, History, English, Communications, and Architecture.

Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade
Children's Picture Books
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
LGBTQ
Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Children's Books (Non-Fiction)
Education & Reference
History

Work experience

Freelance Editor

Self-employed
May, 2014 – Present (over 4 years)

I successfully work with Young Adult authors to provide notes and edits on short stories and manuscripts in their earliest stages. I've worked on manuscripts ranging from thriller to fantasy, romance to science-fiction, providing thorough edits on all facets of the manuscripts.

I have edited research proposals, papers, and theses for undergraduate and graduate students in the sciences, as well as English, History, Communication, and Architecture.

Portfolio (1 selected work)

Twisted: Short Stories by Young Writers

Anne Brees, Cameron Vanderwerf, Brett Jonas, Kathleen Rae, Emma Rose Ryan, Allison Mulder

From dueling families to an insane asylum, these short stories are... twisted.During the autumn of 2016, the team behind the Chapter One Young Writers Conference mentored two talented young writers through the publishing process, giving them a head start on becoming the successful authors of tomorrow. Now, read the stories on which these up-and-coming writers worked, along with four by the Ch1... read more

From dueling families to an insane asylum, these short stories are... twisted.During the autumn of 2016, the team behind the Chapter One Young Writers Conference mentored two talented young writers through the publishing process, giving them a head start on becoming the successful authors of tomorrow. Now, read the stories on which these up-and-coming writers worked, along with four by the Ch1... read more

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